7 August 2014
Forget the sun and sangria - politicians keep up their profile with visits and announcements in what is traditionally the summer break.
A section of the M25 in Essex was closed and there were "severe" delays, following a lorry fire which damaged the surface of the carriageway.
A Greek Cypriot student admits taking distress flares onto a passenger plane at Stansted Airport and possessing a terrorist manual.
Southend United sign former Northampton midfielder Gary Deegan on an initial three-month deal.
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